American stage actress (1893-1974). Typed letter signed. New York. 08.01.1959. Oblong 4to. 1 page. Postscript with four autogr. lines signed.
To Eleanor Roosevelt: "I hate to refuse your flattering invitation for me to serve again with you this year on the Wiltwyck Benefit, but since I shall be on tour with my new play and away from New York on the date of the concert I feel it is wrong to have my name appear with yours [...]". - On headed paper.